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for the texas family in this suv almost turns tragic. how they were saved after being trapped in the snow for two dayless. -- for twodays. -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are those great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a superhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪ >>> a california congresswoman has introduced a bill that she says will promote gender equity at fire stations. it would allow women to apply for grants to go toward women's restrooms, showers and changing facilities. the bill says most fire departments were designed with only male firefighters in mind. women account for fewer than 4% of the firefighters nationwide. >>> a texas family is celebrating what its calling a christmas miracle after the three of them spent two days buries in the snow. now they are
and the broncos some luck. >>> this weekend a young boy in texas will get a surprise. he will receive a new buddy to help him cope with a debilitating disease. >> he is losing his vision, so we wanted him to have notura before he completely loses his vision. >> reporter: she will be serving as a buddy dog to zack nubidel. zack has a disease that doctors say will leave him almost totally blind. eventually his family plans to get him a guide dog. notura will help him learn the responsibility of having a dog. >> hopefully one day when he's ready he'll have a guide dog. >> reporter: natura flunked out of the seeing dog because she is afraid of flying. notura left san rafael this morning, she will travel through california, arizona arriving in texas just in time for a surprise presentation to zack on sunday afternoon. >>> coming up in just 90 seconds. >> reporter: homeowners complain this hospital is too noisy. the machinery and animals they say are making a big racket. >>> also some bay area teens on a ski trip busted in nevada. police say drugs were found on their bus but the police chief tells ktvu
to medicare and requires presidential approval of the canada texas oil pipeline. it'll cost $33 billion which will come from higher fees on government home loans. >> in the slowest trading day this year stocks moved higher. investors seemed encouraged by the congressional compromise to extend the payroll tax holiday and emergency unemployment benefits. the dow is up 124 points, the nasdaq added 19. >>> the new home sales last month hit their highest level in seven months. the rate for november was 315,000 new homes sold. that's increase of 1.6% over the month before. combined with fewer homes being built it pushed to a record low of new home its on the market. >> it's a real estate hot spot. the community with its best year since 1935. >> temperatures dropping off rapidly right now. the timing of the next freeze warning, the area that will soon be in the lower 20s overnight. [ child ] it's so cool! you can put a force field on him and be invisible! [ child 2 ] i call first player. no. i already called it. [ dad ] nobody's playing anything until after we get our homework done. thank you. he
house a deadline to approve a proposed oil pipeline from canada to texas. house minority leader believes the bill will be vetoed. >> a house vote is expected next week but the majority leader said it won't get anywhere in the senate. the white house said the plan puts the burden on working families and said it gives a free pass to big wealthy corporations by protecting loopholes. >> republican leaders in congress are still playing politics, at expense of middle class families. their proposal breaks the agreement on spending cuts we reached a few months ago and makes harmful cuts to education. >> the white house president secretary said republican leaders must work with the rest of congress in cutting taxes for the middle class. >> stocks rallied on news european leaders reached an agreement on what to do about the eurozone debt. they liked news from roiters that china is creating a fund to invest in europe and the united states. in all the dow finished up 186 points. the nasdaq ended up by 50. >> police put out an amber alert for a missing endangered teen. now police are investigat
of the plots ended in a massacre at fort hood in texas. officials said they are dispatching additional security nationwide. >> the threat we are discussing today is serious. >> the pentagon didn't say which communities will get the extra security. >>> harry morgan has died. >> so far you handled the job with all the efficiency of a one legged man -- >> he was famous for his role on colonel potter on máaásáh. mike ferrule said he was full of fun and smart as a whip. he also starred in dozens of fills. he came down with ammonia and died at his home this morning. he was 96. >>> the biggest apple store opening in the country and a security breach at facebook. what they learned coming up next. >>> and a surge in enrollment for a certain type of school. which types, up next. ♪ [ female announcer ] during the holidays, there's a lot to get done. and safeway select appetizers help you rise to every occasion. ♪ from delectable to amazing. there are over 20 affordable safeway select appetizers ♪ to make all of your gatherings just as merry as can be. ♪ only at safeway. ingredients for life. >>
they took her to a clinic in texas and now wants kaiser to adopt the new treatment plan. >> i want kaiser to know there is hope and they should allow us -- they should pay for that. >> reporter: in a letter kaiser called the treatment unreliable. the family continued to pay out of pocket and then the bag appeared. >> somebody listened to us. god answered our prayers. said that person saw our protest. >> i started crying. >>> the family says even with the gift, medical costs continue to pile up so the family plans to keep protesting. >> reporter: in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> coming up in 90 seconds. >> some concerned residents are removing these devices without pg&e's permission and now the utility is threatening action. and more live pictures of the protests at the port of oakland. you can see them sitting on top of some of the trucks waiting in line. more at 6:00. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00. >>> good evening. i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. occupy protestors are storming the port of oa
. ron paul is taking a break from the campaign altogether heading home to texas on monday. most of the other candidates scheduled to keep them in iowa. if they hope for the kind of jackpot des moines saw this week, when a multimillion lottery ticket was claimed two hours before it was set to expire, iowa has a habit of springing surprises. in washington, ohmemily schmidt. -- i'm emily schmidt. >> at the request of congressional leaders, president obama is delaying the request to increase the debt limit. they appeared in public yesterday to pay their respect at the pearl harbor memorial. the white house announced it will wait a few more days to ask for a $1.2 trillion increase. congress is allowing 15 days to object but will be in section until mid-january. the delay won't disrupt government operations. >>> from verizon to angry customers, it can hear you now. the wireless phone company backed away from a plan to charge's new did 2 fee. a verizon statement said that feedback from upset customers prompted the decision to drop what it was calling a convenience fee. at thafee was sc
texas. the a5 processer considered the brain of the i pad two is now made in a huge samsung facility in austin. >>> after 12 long years of waiting the city of mountain view finally has a new fire station. janine de la vega. >> reporter: this is fire station number five a big portable in a dirt lot. >> it's a trailer in a double wide. it's a trailer. >> reporter: take a look at what has replaced it a new fire house complete with kitchen, fire room and hotel like accommodations. >> each firefighter has their own room. >> reporter: besides having their own private area, each firefighters has its own bathroom and has many windows for natural lighting to save on e electricity -- electricity. a new feature, a fire poll put in for actual use. another reason it was put in, tradition, who doesn't like sliding down a fire poll. the economic downturn kept getting in the way. the area the fire station serves is the north side of 101 it includes google and other tech giants. >> this is going to make our jobs a lot easier. it's going to help the city, the citizens of mountain view. it really is a
a bad attitude towards the poor, the protesters were led out eventually. >>> and texas governor rick perry tried to convince people in iowa he should be the choice. he made a stop there where he told a town hall meeting he is an outsider who wants to change things in washington, d.c. >> it is this young man's future we're talking about over here, not just those of us who are working today and paying the taxes. it is the next generation, and probably they're children if we don't make changes in this election cycle. >> most polls of iowa voters put rick perry in fourth place among the republican candidates. >>> starting today, drivers in at least one san francisco neighborhood can stop pulling for coins and pay for parking with their cell phones. a cap is all it takes, visitors here no longer have to plug quarters into the meters. today, the pay by phone system was launched, operated by a private firm. drivers can set up a payment account, swipe the meter with a special pay by phone sticker, for a 45 cents convenience fee, they can load the minutes they need and even get a reminder tex
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